Student Noah Branch named to Minneapolis Board of Education
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 15:44
The Minneapolis Board of Education welcome Noah Branch to the school board as its first student representative.
Branch is a sophomore at Patrick Henry High School and a proud north Minneapolis resident. He is actively involved in City Wide Student Government and The Movement, Patrick Henry's student council. Branch credits The Movement with helping him develop a more critical and conscious lens on the world around him and a passion to address issues and challenge injustices.
Robbinsdale Area Schools teacher among 30 Minnesota Teacher of the Year semifinalists
Thursday, 26 February 2015 15:33
Sonnesyn Elementary School EL teacher Ann St. Clair is one of 30 semifinalists for this year's Minnesota Teacher of the Year honor. A selection panel of 24 community leaders chose the semifinalists from an initial field of 123 candidates from across the state.
In a city in which local charter schools have historically struggled to reach enrollment targets, Hiawatha Academies has accepted enough applications to require a lottery at each grade level, Kindergarten through grade 9.
Project SPIRIT staff were asked the question: How were you similar to Project SPIRIT students? Their responses included: in foster care, talkative, lacked confidence, unstable home life, academic struggles, single parent households, low-income, and more.